Hey guys, what's up? Things have been going pretty smoothly on my end. I still like my new job, I'm (slowly) still making more videos, and one of my favorite games of all time got released on Steam, but remastered. Yep, it's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
When the first game came out in 2007, I was speechless. The game took a huge risk in straying away from World War II and went modern. To me, that was a smart move on the developer's part. I still have the original disc and the collector's art book.
Now that the remastered game got released by itself, I was thinking "about time", but at the same time I was also thinking "has the damage been done?"
I can safely say yes, the damage has been done, and I got a few good reasons to say so.
First, the game shouldn't have been bundled with Infinite Warfare to begin with. While I get the message that doing this would've driven people away from Infinite Warfare, at the same time, people who didn't want to play Infinite Warfare still had to pay $80 for two games. In my opinion, it should've been released as two separate titles from the start (on all platforms mind you), OR have Modern Warfare Remastered be free via a voucher.
Speaking of free, which brings me to point number two; Modern Warfare Remastered also would've benefited those who already have the original on their Steam account, kind of like how Bioshock had a remaster released for free to those who already owned either (or both) of the two Bioshock games.
Next on the list is a $39.99 price tag. Seriously?? NO extra multiplayer maps included for free?! Okay, another dumb move! I've played plenty of games that require a season pass, but most of those games gave me more bang for my buck! And some included downloadable content for free and no season pass necessary (Shadow Warrior 2 is a great example of this). The least Activision should've done is release the extra maps as part of the deal (and reduce the price tag by about $20).
From what I've heard, the multiplayer portion was terrible. The servers weren't optimized properly to allow smooth gameplay, and the servers themselves are empty or very few running. The original had better multiplayer.
Ironically, the remaster has bots in multiplayer, so that's good, I guess.
So what's my advice? If you want to play Modern Warfare, stick with the original. It's $20 cheaper and actually a lot of fun to play. If you want to play a good multiplayer game, play Counter Strike (any one of them will do, but I prefer Source or Global Offensive).
Hey guys, how's it going? Well, after spending a few weeks sick, I'm back to 100% and feeling fine.
What was really unusual is how I got sick in the first place. I thought it was a common cold at first, but a week later, I wasn't feeling better. I just wanted to take proper cold medicine and let this pass on, but it turns out it wasn't the cold.
So another week later, I had to go to the doctor (okay, made to go), and he told me that I had infected bronchial tubes. Joyous. He gave me antibiotics for a week, and the next day, I felt much better.
Here's to hoping that I don't get this again. Oh, and the video delay is over. It's posted.
Hey guys, how's it going? It's been a little over a month since I started my new job, and all I can say is that I'm still enjoying it. But that's not what this post is about.
A few days ago, I got struck with a bad cold. Unlike before, my throat got so sore, my voice seemed altered. I've had bad sore throats before, but this was the worst. It felt like I got kicked in the larynx. If that wasn't enough, it's really painful to swallow food. That's how bad it is.
While I do have my stuff ready for my next video, shooting will have to wait until my throat feels better because I don't want to have to speak and irritate my vocal chords.
That's pretty much it for now. I'll let you guys know when my next video is up.
Hey guys, how's it going? Well, I completed my first week at my new job, and I can safely say that I'm enjoying myself thus far. Not only do I feel a little less stressed, but also more appreciated. See, Walmart doesn't care for its employees; in fact, they don't value them, even though they claim they do.
Where I work, which is Marshfield Clinic, I feel appreciated and I enjoy what I do thus far.
But because my new job is 40 hours a week, there won't be much room for making more videos (new video posted). I'll see what I can do, but I can't make any guarantees. And since my new job does require travel, I'll be posting a little less frequently, but that doesn't mean I'm going to abandon this. I'll post whenever possible.
That's pretty much it for now. I'll keep you guys posted on anything new that might come along.
Hey guys, what's up? Well, a few days ago I promised to update you guys on my job status, and I'm going to deliver on the goods.
After five and a half months of searching, my job hunt is officially over. I landed not only a full time job, but also a pharmacy technician job. I can safely say that this job will be a million times better than Walmart. Why? For starters, the manager I met seems like a cool guy (his name's Bruce), unlike Garrett Farr.
Another nice feature is that I get a window to look out instead of looking at cash registers all day, which may ease any stress I might come across.
But there's only one minor catch: I'll be starting at the front because they want to see how well I do before I can get started with filling prescriptions.
That's pretty much it for now. I'll let you guys know how things are going.
Hey guys, what's up? It's been about a month since I last posted, so I'll bring you guys up to speed.
The good news is I'm closing in on a pharmacy technician job. I've already had two interviews, and so far, things are looking good. I hope to hear back soon.
The bad news is my next video is on hiatus because I'm still on the job hunt. Hopefully, once I start working, I'll get back to making videos for you guys.
To those who've seen my videos and subscribed, I thank you guys very much for the support. It means a lot to me. It really does. I may not say thank you, but I am truly appreciative.
That's pretty much it on my end. I'll let you guys know when I land a job.
Hey guys, what's up? Just another day at the office (metaphorically) and still no luck in the employment department.
I got done playing the open beta to Ghost Recon: Wildlands and here's what I thought of it. I didn't make a video of this because I forgot.
Graphics: Considering that I do like the Tom Clancy games, I wasn't really surprised by the graphics. I already knew before hand that there was going to be a lot of earth tone colors (for the record; I'm talking about beige, browns, greens, warmer shades of gray, etc). I was also semi-impressed by how grungy Bolivia looks. Whether this looks like the actual Bolivia is anyone's guess.
Gameplay: Okay, I'll be honest about this; the gameplay is something that's been done to death. Let me do a rundown on the checklist. Third person shooter? Seen it. Vehicles? Seen it. Role Playing Game elements? Seen it. 4 player co-op? Seen it. DLC? Seen it. Switching between first and third person perspectives? Haven't really seen it yet, but saw it in Grand Theft Auto 5. Freedom to decide how to handle objectives? Only saw it once, and that was in Dishonored. So what's the point? I'll tell you; expect the same thing with very minor differences.
Potential: Of the three betas I played from Ubisoft (this, The Division, and Rainbow Six: Siege), this one has gotten my attention. Why? This one has the most to do, and I like games that give the player(s) plenty to do. The Division's story also does give plenty to do, but there's less variety. Rainbow Six: Siege, however, was the black sheep of the bunch. It bared too much resemblance to Counter Strike, and offered too little for those who don't want to play multiplayer. The first two, however, doesn't require you to play with other players.
Review?: Considering that I did a Rainbow Six: Siege review, don't be surprised that I do a Ghost Recon: Wildlands review sometime after launch, even though I have a pretty good idea of what to expect. I'll go in more detail with everything come review time.
That's pretty much it for this blog. I'll let you know when I get back in the work force, but until then, keep your fingers crossed I get employed soon.
Hey guys, how's it going? I know it's been two weeks since my last blog, but I thought this would be an interesting time for me to post something.
It's been a little over a month since my termination (thanks to the idiot named Garrett), and no job. So, just for grins and giggles, I uploaded my resume to two job sites; indeed.com and Monster.com. It may sound like a desperate move, but I'm getting sick and tired of sitting around all day not working.
Interestingly, in a span of two days, I managed to get a few hits from a couple of employers, and even got an interview for one. It's a shot in the dark, but hey, I have nothing to lose, but at the same time, nothing to gain from doing nothing.
If I were to give advice for those who can't find a job (but at least tried), do this if you haven't already; update your resume. Keeping it recent and updated does increase your chances in finding a job because you're telling future employers you have skills in a particular field.
I would also add on any extra curricular activities with potential. This shows employers that you're not a one trick pony and could open up some doors previously closed. I put film making and video editing in mine because this is something I like to do in my spare time. I didn't put my videos on YouTube because I want to be famous, I did to make an impression and to add to my portfolio.
If you have any certifications or licenses (I have a Pharmacy Technician license), put that on there too. It may not seem relevant to most employers, but it does look good on ANY resume.
The best advice I can give; as soon as you land a job, UPDATE YOUR RESUME! I can't stress that enough!
I know that these are tough times and jobs are hard to come by, but don't call it quits yet! Just keep applying and be patient; you'll land a job sooner or later.
Hey guys, what's up? I've officially got the first video in the Wolfenstein series up. I'll also announce that the next several review videos will focus on the Wolfenstein series.
Keep in mind that I'll be reviewing the games I own (which would be almost all of them except for a few). This could span at least 2 months, and in-between each, I'll be posting a non review video as well. I'll let you guys know when the next review is up.
Hey guys, how's it going? For me; not too bad. Sitting around all day filling out job applications gets boring, so I decided to start making more videos.
Unlike before, I'm going to concentrate on a series. What I mean is the next several videos will focus on one franchise and the scores will be at the end of the final video. This is a good way to not only occupy my time, but also develop my skills in film-making and editing.
Wish me luck on the job hunt, and I'll let you know when the next video is available.
Ken Kriho is an upcoming freelance writer/movie maker. He will write anything (except for non-fiction and children's literature). Ken is also a graduate with a degree in Art from UWEC. He is also PTCB certified.